Performances Are Back for the 2021–22 Season

21-22 Season Overview

We’re so excited to welcome students, faculty, and esteemed guest artists back to campus and to performances throughout the region.

Colburn recently announced the 2021–22 season, and we’re so excited to welcome students, faculty, and esteemed guest artists back to campus and to performances throughout the region. The upcoming season features a wide range of repertoire that we invite you to explore.

Please visit our Season Overview to find your favorites and to introduce you to some new ones! This season we’re also offering a livestream subscription package so that you can enjoy the return of performance from anywhere.

The following are some of the highlights for this exceptional season:

See the Music, Hear the Dance
October 2, 2021

Leading guest dance artists collaborate with Conservatory musicians for a world premiere performance of a new work for Los Angeles Ballet soloist and Colburn faculty member Jasmine Perry, choreographed by Silas Farley, Dean of the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute.

Yehuda Gilad leads the Colburn Orchestra with Martha Chan, Flute
October 16, 2021

This intimate program includes something for all musical tastes: a lively brass arrangement, Argentinian theme and variations, a masterful concerto for flute, and Mendelssohn’s charming “Italian” Symphony.

Sphinx Virtuosi Residency and Performance
October 28–31, 2021

Colburn School will host musicians from Sphinx Virtuosi, composed of the nation’s top Black and Latinx classical soloists, for a three-day residency and performance of Xavier Foley, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price, Jessie Montgomery, Ginastera and more.

Recovered Voices online mini-series highlights composer Erwin Schulhoff
Premiering November 2, 2021

Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices at Colburn expands into the digital sphere with a six-part online mini-series about composer Erwin Schulhoff; James Conlon, Artistic Director of the Initiative, gives three lecture presentations.

Esa-Pekka Salonen leads free concert with the Colburn Orchestra at The Soraya
November 13, 2021

Head of Colburn School’s Negaunee Conducting Program, Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the Colburn Orchestra and violinist Hao Zhou in a program of Shostakovich and Bruckner.

This concert is free in celebration of The Soraya’s 10th anniversary.

Academy Virtuosi
December 7, 2021

This elite chamber orchestra comprised of talented young musicians brings to life Mahler’s stunning arrangement of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden Quartet and Lyric for Strings by George Walker.

Community School Honors Recitals
December 11, 2021 and May 22, 2022

Top students from the Community School take the stage to perform solo and chamber music.

Community School Honors Chamber Recital
December 12, 2021

Top students from the Ed and Mari Edelman Chamber Music Institute present an afternoon of chamber works.

March 26, 2022

Music Academy and Dance Academy students perform celebrated choreography paired with musical masterworks in a performance that includes the premiere of a new work by Dance Dean Silas Farley.

Celebrate Colburn
April 3, 2022

Pianist and Colburn School Artist-in-Residence Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins students of Colburn’s Music Academy and Conservatory of Music in Zipper Hall for a side-by-side concert and annual gala event, Celebrate Colburn, to kick off the Music Academy’s second decade.

Amplify Series

Colburn’s Amplify concert series celebrates artists of color through week-long residencies that include performances, master classes, and panel discussions. Artists for 2021–22 include violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama, bassoonist Andrew Brady, bassist Marlon Martinez, and former New York City Ballet member and incoming Dean of the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute, Silas Farley.

Geraldine Walther, Demarre McGill, Nokuthula Ngwenyama, Andrew Bain, and more perform in the Colburn Chamber Music Society series

In her first concert as Colburn’s Interim Director of Chamber Music, Geraldine Walther performs works by Debussy, Mozart, and more; Seattle Symphony principal flute Demarre McGill performs contemporary works; violist and composer Nokuthula Ngwenyama performs Prokofiev, Dvořák, and her own works; LA Phil Principal Horn and Colburn faculty member Andrew Bain presents a program of Williams, Dvořák, Stravinsky, and more.

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